Sentosa Golf Club, home to two of Asia’s finest courses, The Serapong and The New Tanjong, has announced a sponsorship programme that will see the club support five local amateur and professional golfers to aid their development in the sport.
Sentosa Golf Club nominated five golfers with the help of the Singapore Golf Association, each of whom will have full access to all the practice facilities at the club, widely regarding as the best in Asia, until the end of 2020.
On top of training at the club, with one eye on the 2020 Olympics, the Singaporean players will also be able to familiarise themselves with Sentosa’s two championship golf courses. The Serapong is the host venue of the SMBC Singapore Open, whilst The New Tanjong, plays host every year to the HSBC Women’s World Championship.
The two Professional players chosen for the programme are Koh Dengshan, 31, who has played on the Asian Tour and Asian Development Tour for over seven years and ladies player Koh Sock Hwee, 29, a former recipient of the sponsorship programme.
The Amateurs include, Brayden Lee, 12, a member of SGA Junior Squad, Lucius Toh, 22, a member of the National Squad and Jen Goh, 24, also a member of the National Squad.
Sentosa’s General Manager and Director of Agronomy, Andy Johnston, said, “Sentosa Golf Club is extremely proud to offer this programme once again to five promising and deserving local golfers, all of them are here on their own merit and we look forward to watching them grow and develop as players.
“#KeepItGreen has never just been about environmental sustainability at the club, but very much about how we can support the growth of the game, in particular at the junior level and introducing new players to the game. The opportunity for these players to refine their games at our facilities is a significant one, and if it helps them develop their talents further, it will only help boost the profile of the game in Singapore in the future.”
On being part of the programme, Koh Dengshan, said: “It’s a real honour for me.Sentosa Golf Club is one of the best in Asia, if not the world, with first-class facilities, so I’m looking forward to the access I will receive to train there over the next year.I’m sure it will really help my golf so one day I can make Singapore proud of my success in the game.”